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6 bedroom property for sale

Hulver Road, Henstead, Beccles, Suffolk

Guide Price £1,500,000

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Tenure: Freehold

A very pretty Grade II listed rectory standing in stunning gardens and grounds with large entertainment barn and extensive range of brick outbuildings

• Grade II listed Georgian rectory
• Well laid out accommodation
• Entrance/front hall and staircase hall, 3 reception rooms, study, kitchen/breakfast room and domestic offices
• 6 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms
• Impressive entertainment barn with commercial style kitchen, shower and changing room
• Extensive brick outbuildings including stabling, storage and garaging
• Walled garden with swimming pool and pool house
• Stunning parkland setting with mature trees and formal and informal gardens, extending to approximately 10 acres

Henstead Old Rectory is a Grade II listed house standing in the most stunning formal and informal gardens. The long drive, framed by mature beech trees and bordered by railed paddocks, leads to the front of house where the parking area is defined by a semi-circular yew hedge. Steps lead up to the central front door with fluted columns either side and into the central stone flagged reception hall. The accommodation is laid out over two floors with architectural detail throughout including shuttered windows, boarded and flagged floors, open fireplaces, picture rails and attractive cornicing.
The front hall leads to the inner hall with lantern skylight and staircase to the first floor with further access down to the extensive cellar. The principle reception rooms lead off with dining room and drawing room. The sitting room via double doors leads off the drawing room with a return door back to the hall. Rear passage with study. Rear hall with butler's pantry and access to the kitchen/breakfast room with oil fired AGA, central island and extensive wall and floor storage cupboards. The ground floor is completed with a utility room, larder, large boot room and cloakroom.
The first floor is accessed by two staircases. The main staircase leads to the galleried landing with large skylight over. Master bedroom with en suite bathroom/dressing room, five further bedrooms and two family bathrooms - one of which is also en suite to the main guest bedroom. Linen cupboard adjacent to the bathroom by the backstairs.


To the rear of the house are a range of outbuildings. Single storey, brick building with slate roof comprising 3 stables, log store, office, pool plant house and boiler room. The main stable block is double storey constructed of brick with pan tile roof, comprising 3 large stables, original saddle room, 2 coach houses with double doors and brick floors. Above, the original groom's accommodation has lapsed planning permission for a flat and bedsit. Gravel yard.

Constructed in 2008 of brick under a pan tile roof with part brick and part weather boarded elevations. This stunning barn has been constructed for entertaining purposes and comprises a commercial kitchen with stainless steel units opening through two sets of double doors to a superb entertainments room (49' x 22') with inset ceiling and floor lighting, range of Diocletian windows and double door access via the entrance lobby to the main double doors opening out onto the adjoining yard. Raised open fire at one end with pamment hearth, pitched ceiling and further sets of double doors to the games room beyond. Within the building is the pool changing area with shower room and separate cloakroom. Five sets of glazed double French doors open out from the entertainments room, games room and pool room to the adjoining pool garden.

Adjoining the barn and accessed via two sets of impressive double timber gates hung on brick piers is the pool garden. Pool (40' x 20') with paved surround and retractable pool cover. Raised flower beds and trellis fencing with sunken trampoline with low hedge surround. Pretty pool house with square columns and open fire. The garden is fully enclosed with brick, flint and part rendered walls, the outside of which is further surrounded by a mature beech hedge. Separate kitchen garden area with raised sleeper beds. The design of the gardens were influenced by Tessa Hobbs, George Carter and Stevie Nicholson.
To the side of the house is a paved terrace framed with box hedging and a wide sweep of lawn with a double line of pleached limes underscored with a hornbeam hedge in a horseshoe shape with further lawn and mature trees beyond. Parterre planting leads round to the front of the house with a high yew hedge and beyond, post and railed paddocks, and sand school. The property in all totals approximately 10 acres.

Henstead Old Rectory stands on the edge of Hulver Street approximately 1 mile to the west of Henstead itself. Beccles airfield is 1 mile away (45 minutes flight in light aircraft to north London and there onto London Underground). The attractive market town of Beccles is approximately 3 miles to the north west with a good range of local amenities including schools, shops and pubs. The well-known coastal town of Southwold is approximately 7 miles to the south and Halesworth approximately 8 miles to the south west. There is access to the nature reserve at Benacre Broad and Covehithe together with extensive walking and riding opportunities in the area.

Driving north on the A12, take the left hand turning just before Wrentham signposted Henstead and B1127. Continue through the crossroads by Wrentham Church. Remain on the B1127 through the next crossroads and then by Henstead Church, turn left on the B1127 to Hulver Street. After approximately 1 mile and just before Hulver Street, the turning into the drive comes up on the left hand side.

Services: Mains electricity and water. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating.

Fixtures & Fittings: All fixtures and fittings throughout the property, including carpets and curtains are initially excluded from the sale, although certain items may be available by separate negotiation.

Viewing: By appointment with Jackson Stops & Staff. Tel: 01473 218218.
Post code: NR34 7LA


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